SP18 Speaking for Nature: Writers & Writing About Place

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Saturday June 2

10:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Speaking for Nature: Writers and Writing About Place
Instructor: Thomas Rain Crowe
Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$89 Member / $99 Non-member
Limit: 10 students

Paul Brooks’ “Speaking for Nature: Writers and Writing About Place” will serve as the basis for discussion over four weekly meetings. Readings for this class will look back to some of this country’s most important naturalists as inspiration for writing. This course will be an opportunity for new students to begin to articulate their connections with the natural world. Students who have worked with the instructor previously can reflect on the changes they have observed both in western North Carolina and in their own writing. This course is open to writers of all levels of experience working in any genre. Students should acquire a copy of the text prior to the first class.

Thomas Rain Crowe is an award-winning poet and an internationally-published author of 30 books, including the multi-award winning book of nonfiction “Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods.” He has been an editor of major literary and cultural journals and anthologies and is founder and publisher of New Native Press (www.newnativepress.org). He is a longtime resident of the southern Appalachians and lives in the Tuckasegee watershed of Jackson County.